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In June 2017 Clare curated FESTAL FAVOURS, a programme of performance and installation art for the Charlbury Festival in Oxfordshire. It presented a platform of new performance works by artists with links to the region such as Brian Catling and Holly Slingsby as well as a collaborative digital installation by AYYO associate artist Neil C Smith and intern artist Will Harvey. https://festalfavours.tumblr.com

Clare established her studio, Overlay Studio, at Charlbury in Oxfordshire in 2010 and launched AYYO Contemporary Art a gallery and project space there in May 2013. Selected artists are invited to make art at the studio and to exhibit, screen or perform new work in the gallery space. AYYO also facilitates residencies, collaborative projects and exhibitions from emerging and mid career UK and international artists. AYYO Contemporary Art ©Clare Carswell 2017.

Clare launched the AYYO artist residency programme Art Pitch at Overlay Studio Oxfordshire in July 2012. Art Pitch offers short hosted residencies with exhibition & networking opportunities for selected artists from the region and internationally. Selected artists from the county meet & establish dialogue with artists from other countries on the programme. It is intended that these meetings lead to exchanges of ideas, sharing of opportunities, collaborative work and exhibition. artpitch.org

Art Pitch will link with Cuckoo International, an emerging migratory curatorial alliance with art partners in Berlin, Norway, Netherlands the UK and USA. Art/Pitch and Cuckoo International © Clare Carswell 2017

AYYO will launch an online research project Elizabeth First, which will host a series of interrogative and discursive dialogues with invited women artists. Elizabeth First © Clare Carswell 2017



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